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High-Risk High School Sports Postponed Again

Fri, 12/11/2020 - 15:49
The Bonacker girls in action in November of 2019.
Craig Macnaughton

Section XI, the governing body for public high school sports in Suffolk County, on Friday postponed “until authorization is provided” the “high-risk” sports — boys and girls basketball, wrestling, and cheerleading — from the winter schedule that is slated to begin Jan. 4.

Joe Vas, the East Hampton School District's athletic director, said that while the move was “unfortunate, it wasn't surprising.”

Boys swimming, boys and girls track, whose home meets are to be held here on Saturdays rather than at Suffolk Community College-Brentwood, and bowling, whose practices and matches are to be contested in Riverhead, apparently are still on. The winter season is to span Jan. 4 and Feb. 27. Vas said he will post sign-up sheets for track, boys swimming, and bowling — teams that can expect their numbers to increase — in the coming week.

Fall sports, as of now, are to be contested between March 1 and May 1, and spring sports from April 26 to June 19.

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